Organise your own event

Here are some fun and social fundraising ideas to make the most out of lockdown easing over the coming months…

Host a treasure hunt

Treasure hunts are perfect for whole families to get involved. If you live near a public park or have a garden large enough for social distancing restrictions, why not organise your very own treasure hunt with friends and neighbours. Provide participating families with a treasure map and let them tick off what they find as they explore. Simply ask for a donation to be given to EIA in return for joining your event…

Make the most of re-opened gardens

Gardens are back for us to explore so why not reach out to friends and neighbours and host a socially distanced picnic or afternoon tea in your garden? Everyone can bring their own lunch or home-made cakes and donate to EIA the amount they would spend on a take-away lunch!

Arrange a golf tournament

Golf is back, with courses open for socially distanced tournaments. So reach out to your local golf course and ask the owners to consider donating the course for an EIA Charity Day. Then promote your event in your Facebook or Whatsapp local community groups to encourage golfers of all levels to come and play for a donation.

Hold a group yoga session

Golf is not your ‘thing’? Consider running a free outdoor yoga or pilate class in your local park and charge a £3 entry fee as a donation to EIA.

Hold a mini Olympics

Charge an entry fee as a donation to EIA and get the kids moving with a set of mini challenges, from skipping to the long jump. You could challenge the children with the fastest time or longest jump or most skips.

 

Contactless fundraising

Contactless fundraising is safe, quick and easy, it eliminates the need to handle cash. To fundraise in aid of EIA at your events during lockdown please use these messages:

 

To donate £1, text EIA to 70201

To donate £3, text EIA to 70331

To donate £5, text EIA to 70970

To donate £10, text EIA to 70191

 

Love online gaming?

Charity gaming events are a great way for you to have fun while raising some money for good causes. To get started, create your Justgiving gaming page, choose ‘Environmental Investigation Agency’, select ‘Personal Challenge’ and ‘Personal streaming/gaming event’. Once you have created your own EIA gaming fundraising page on Justgiving, simply follow the instructions and invite your gaming friends to join in in return for an online donation!

Virtual challenges

Not feeling ready to mix with others just yet? Be our very own Captain Tom. Who needs a gym? Get all your friends to join in a virtual challenge as a team or over a number of days. You could organise a walkathon, run a marathon or cycle 50 miles… Create your fundraising page on the JustGiving website.

Eco-fundraising

Already back in the office? Reduce your plastic footprint, bring your own drinks and lunch from home. And get sponsored to ride your bike or walk to work. Ever wondered how much you could save on travel cards and by packing your own lunch? Donate your savings to us!

Whatever you decide to do, we would love to hear about your plans and offer as much support as possible, so please fill out our contact form (selecting ‘donations and fundraising’ as the type of enquiry).